Our launch events for the Spring 2015 list are over a month away, but author Jodi Carmichael’s Forever Julia is already garnering some buzz. The novel, published under our Great Plains Teen Fiction imprint but also highly suitable for the New Adult genre, centres on Julia, the girlfriend of high school superstar, Jeremy. When Jeremy’s feelings for Julia become obsessive, isolating her from her friends and family, she alone must decide what boundaries cannot be crossed.
The timely novel was part of Tara-Michelle Ziniuk’s article, A Delicate Balance, in the spring edition of Quill & Quire. Ms. Ziniuk interviewed Jodi along with two additional authors of teen fiction tackling the touch issues of sexual assault and abusive relationships in their novels. Grab this issue of Quill & Quire today!
Jodi begins a blog tour with Chapter by Chapter on April 27th, has an interview upcoming in Prairie Books Now and is getting set for her launch event at McNally Robinson on April 16th. Congratulations on this early success, Jodi. 2015 is sure to be an exciting year as Forever Julia hits bookshelves across the country!
It may still be January, but we are in the midst of designing, printing and promoting our spring titles. We have a novel from an exciting new author set to launch in Toronto in early May. Our last novel under Enfield & Wizenty, The House On Sugarbush Road, won the Book of the Year Award among numerous honours, and we have been combing our submissions for the next novel to release under our E&W imprint. Adam Lindsay Honsinger’s Gracelessland arrived with a quirky narrator and a glowing blurb from Annabel Lyon, and we are thrilled to hit the print button on a book that has everyone here at Great Plains Publications buzzing.
Visit the New Titles section of our website to find out more about all of our titles set to hit bookshelves this spring. It’s never too early to plan that summer reading list!
New Year, New Representation
Happy New Year!
Great Plains Publications is ringing in 2015 by moving to new sales representation and book distribution. We are thrilled that Rorie Bruce will still be representing our titles locally, but he is now part of the Publishers Group Canada team which will be handling our representation from coast to coast. Distribution will be through Raincoast.
Great Plains Publications is committed to bringing readers the best Canadian fiction and non-fiction. By shifting our sales representation and book distribution, our goal is to have our titles on more bookstore shelves across Canada. If you have any questions about this move, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to announcing launch dates for our spring titles in the coming weeks!